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Jillian Anthony
Jillian Anthony

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mo.

High School:
Kickapoo High

Height:
5-6

Experience:
1 Letter

Fall 2007: Jillian Anthony was greatly improved in the fall and became a regular in the Bears' lineup, averaging 79.6 while playing in all four tournaments...She ranked fourth on the team in scoring average with four rounds in the 70's...She enjoyed her best collegiate finish at the LPGA International/Xavier Invitational, where shot shot a career-best 73 in the final round for a 230 total and a tie for 19th among 79 players...Anthony was third for MSU and 24th overall at the ORU Shootout after shooting 81-81-77--239...She opened the season with 81-85-76--242 at the Chip-N-Club Invitational...A productive summer saw her qualify for the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links Championship and finish 10th in the Missouri Women's Amateur.

2006-07: Anthony competed in two tournaments, both in the spring -- the Islander Spring Classic and Payne Stewart Memorial...She did not compete in the fall while working on swing changes undertaken over the summer, but then qualified for the first spring tournament and shot 78-77-78--233 at the Islander Spring Classic...She was slowed by illness later in the spring, but posted 76-88--164 to tie for 27th at the Stewart.

2005-06: Anthony saw significant action as a sophomore, playing in seven of the Bears' 11 tournaments...She opened the fall campaign with 84-84-82--250 at Iowa, tying for 31st, and followed with 48th at Minnesota and 67th at ORU...Her best finish of the year was a tie for 21st at the MSU/Payne Stewart Memorial, where sheshot 83-82-81--246...Anthony notched her best collegiate roundat the Susie Maxwell Berning Classic at Oklahoma, going 83-76-83--242 to tie for 77th...She alsoplaced 36th and 53rd at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship and Islander Spring Classic, respectively...Anthony averaged 82.4 in 21 rounds on the season.

2004-05: She did not compete in the fall, but saw action in three spring tournaments...Anthony shot 86-84-87--257 in her first college tournament, the Rio Verde Invitational; she finished 28th in the Payne Stewart Memorial and 36th at the Missouri Valley Tournament...She posted an 84.0 average in eight rounds with her low round of 80 coming in the second round of the conference meet.

High School:Jillian earned all-state honors for the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs as a sophomore by placing ninth at the state tournament, then missed all-state honorsby a stroke as a junior and senior...Anthony was named the 2003 Junior Golfer of the Year by the Ozarks Junior GolfFoundation...She was a four-time all-conference performer and state qualifier...She also was a two-year starter on the soccer team.

Personal: JillianLayne Anthony was born October 28, 1985, in Springfield, Missouri...She is majoring in business...She says her biggest sports thrill was playing soccer with Mia Hamm...Jillian is the daughter of John andDiane Anthony.

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